Tasmania - The home of the Mountain Dragon

Tasmania - The home of the Mountain Dragon

There are seventeen species of lizard found in the Tasmanian bush and of these seven are endemic to Tasmania. Lizards use external sources of heat to warm their bodies and become active, usually absorbing warmth from the sun or heated rocks.

Rare Bird Sightings

Rare Bird Sightings

Some of the less common birds that you might be lucky enough to spot when near the Thousand Lakes Lodge are the Swift Parrot and the Wedge-Tailed Eagle. 

Common Birds in the Central Highlands

The Central Highlands region is home to many species of bird, some of which are endemic to the state and others that are rare or threatened. 

The Tasmanian Platypus

The Tasmanian Platypus

Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) are one of Tasmania’s most unique animals and are common in the lakes and rivers of the Central Highlands. Along with Echidnas they are the only monotremes (mammals that lay eggs) in the world. 

Kangaroos and Wallabies

Kangaroos and Wallabies

There are several species of macropod (kangaroos and wallabies) in Tasmania. The ones that you are most likely to spot in the Central Highlands are the Bennetts Wallaby, the Long-nosed Potoroo and the Tasmanian Pademelon. 

Allisons Hut Walk

Allisons Hut Walk

We left Deloraine with plans to drive to the Lake Ada Car Park and walk to Talleh Lagoons, have lunch and return for a night at the recently opened Thousand Lakes Lodge at Lake Augusta.

Bernes Valley Walk

Bernes Valley Walk

Bernes Valley is inside the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and is located under the southern end of the Walls. It’s an ideal overnight walk from Thousand Lakes Lodge.

History of the lodge

History of the lodge

The old Bernacchi Training Facility has been repurposed into a luxury boutique wilderness accomodation in the Central Highlands. 

EXPLORING NORTHERN TASMANIA BY BIKE: THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LOOP

EXPLORING NORTHERN TASMANIA BY BIKE: THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LOOP

Here's an excerpt from a blog post by Theradavist - click the source link at the base of this read the original article - Tasmania, or Tassie for short, has long been on the list of places I’ve wanted to visit my whole life.......

Western Lakes Ringtail Possums

Western Lakes Ringtail Possums

If you’re out at night on the Central Plateau keep your eyes up and you might see a ringtail possum.

Central Plateau Quoll

Central Plateau Quoll

The Spotted-tail Quoll can be distinguished from the Eastern Quoll by the spots that continue onto their tails. If you are lucky you may spot one at the Western Lakes.

Make it in Tasmania article - November 2016

Make it in Tasmania article - November 2016

Marcos Ambrose, born and bred in Launceston, Tasmania, has made a career out of living life in the fast lane. However, Marcos’ love and attachment for Tasmania has never left him, having now returned to embark on his next great adventure: Thousand Lakes Lodge.

Wombats of the Western Lakes area

Wombats of the Western Lakes area

Wombats found in Tasmania are the subspecies Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis. Averaging at around 20 kg in weight, they are slightly smaller than their mainland relatives. 

Competition time

Our friends at Neil Buckby Motors a fantastic competition the winner gets;
A night’s accommodation for two at the BRAND NEW Thousand Lakes Lodge including a three Course dinner for two, breakfast for two AND a New Outback to drive you to your destination!

Radio 106.5 FM interview with Marcos on Thousand Lodge Lakes

Dave chats with V8 Supercar dual series winner and NASCAR race winner Marcos Ambrose who has left the sport to develop his new tourism venture Thousand Lakes Lodge near Lake Augusta in the Central Highlands.

Marcos  provides insights into the lessons he has learned as an elite sportsperson and applying them to developing a tourism business in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in the Central Highlands

He added he  was extremely excited to be back in Tasmania and involved in the tourism industry.

Marcos Ambrose says Driving a race car and developing a new tourism product may seem worlds apart, however, it’s been surprising to experience the similarities between rising up the ranks of professional sport and developing a new tourism product.

 

Link to interview